Friday, November 30, 2018

Seth Godin on why we work with jerks

“But he paid extra”, by Seth Godin

We come up lots of reasons to work with jerks.

We take an investment from a jerk investor instead of a kind one.

We accept a job from a bully instead of someone who will nurture and challenge us with worthwhile work.

And we take on a customer who denigrates our team and our work instead of embracing the good ones…

The most common reason is that they pay us more. A better valuation, a better hourly rate.

That’s not a good enough reason. We pay for it many more times than we get paid for it.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018


“Sink your generosity deep into our lives
that your muchness may expose our false lack
that endlessly receiving we may endlessly give
so that the world may be made Easter new,
without greedy lack, but only wonder…
Finish your creation, in wonder, love and praise. Amen.”
-Walter Brueggemann

Thursday, November 15, 2018


I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.
- Michael Jordan

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


It is I who must begin….
Once I begin, once I try –
here and now,
right where I am,
not excusing myself
by saying that things
would be easier elsewhere,
without grand speeches and
ostentatious gestures,
but all the more persistently
– to live in harmony
with the “voice of Being” as I
understand it within myself
– as soon as I begin that,
I suddenly discover,
to my surprise, that
I am neither the only one,
nor the first,
nor the most important one
to have set out
upon that road..
Whether all is really lost
or not depends entirely on
whether or not I am lost.
-Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic

Monday, November 12, 2018

The magnetic generosity of the network effect, Seth Godin

The magnetic generosity of the network effect, Seth Godin

If you share a pizza with a large crowd, no one will be very satisfied.
But if you share an idea with a group, it creates cultural impact and becomes more valuable as it spreads, not less.

Most of the time, we adopt the scarcity model of pizza. “I don’t have that much, and if I share it with you, I won’t have any left…”

But in fact, the useful parts of our life are better characterized as, “If I share it with you, we’ll both have it.”

An idea shared is more powerful than one that’s hidden. A technology standard outperforms a proprietary one. A community is stronger than divided individuals ever could be.
When you give away your work by building the network, you’re not giving it away at all.
You’re building trust, authority and a positive cycle of better.

Friday, November 09, 2018

leave no trace

When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself. — Shunryu Suzuki

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Best Loved Hymns....

The best loved hymns ever written! 0:00:00 | Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven 0:03:24 | How Great Thou Art 0:07:14 | Be Still, For The Presence Of The Lord 0:10:01 | Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind 0:12:07 | Here I Am, Lord (I, The Lord Of Sea And Sky) 0:14:51 | Abide With Me 0:20:07 | Amazing Grace 0:24:04 | Be Still, My Soul 0:29:03 | Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer 0:31:57 | Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace 0:35:02 | The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended 0:37:52 | Jerusalem 0:40:26 | Love Divine, All Love Excelling 0:43:56 | Be Thou My Vision 0:47:05 | In Christ Alone 0:50:05 | I Vow To Thee My Country 0:52:50 | To God Be The Glory 0:56:11 | How Deep The Father’s Love For Us 0:59:16 | Lord, For The Years 1:03:31 | Lord Of All Hopefulness 1:06:20 | O Jesus, I Have Promised 1:08:41 | Eternal Father, Strong To Save 1:10:59 | Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise 1:14:22 | Angel-Voices Ever Singing 1:16:58 | Tell Out My Soul 1:18:45 | Soul Of My Saviour 1:21:00 | Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning 1:23:30 | For All The Saints 1:25:41 | All People That On Earth Do Dwell 1:29:55 | The Church’s One Foundation 1:32:09 | He Who Would Valiant Be 1:34:35 | I Cannot Tell 1:37:20 | How Shall I Sing That Majesty 1:40:31 | Crown Him With Many Crowns 1:43:43 | Mine Eyes have Seen The Glory 1:47:46 | Now Thank We All Our God 1:50:21 | There’s A Wideness In God’s Mercy 1:52:57 | Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty 1:56:36 | Come Down, O Love Divine 2:00:06 | Who Would True Valour See 2:02:06 | Father, Hear The Prayer We Offer 2:03:37 | Lead Us, Heavenly Father 2:05:48 | Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation 2:10:31 | Thy Hand, O God, Has Guided 2:13:14 | Praise To The Lord, The Almighty 2:17:17 | Ye Servants Of God 2:19:55 | O God, Our Help In Ages Past 2:21:55 | O worship the King 2:25:26 | Lord, Enthroned In Heavenly Splendour 2:28:07 | God Is Love, Let Heaven Adore Him 2:31:34 | I heard the voice of Jesus say 2:34:20 | Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow 2:37:05 | Jesus, Lover of My Soul 2:40:36 | Ye that know the Lord is gracious 2:44:02 | King of glory, King of peace